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A Typical Day In a Cowboy's Life

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-14-1999 04:53 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

A hot cup of coffee, long before dawn-
Denims and leggings, and spurs to put on..
Saddle old Sorrel, the dun, and the bay,
We’re facing another long “can to cain’t” day.

We’ll gather North Prairie, that’s three hundred head-
We’re missing some numbers on ones we found dead.
We’ll cut and ear-mark them, we’ll worm, and we’ll spray,
A lot of hard for some mighty poor pay.

We’ll cut out the twelve year olds, check all their teeth,
If they’re loose, or their cuppy; they won’t carry beef.
We’ll gather the heifers, and pull off the bulls-
We’ll keep all the good ones, and market the culls.

When roundup is over, there’s fences to mend-
A water-gap’s busted just North of the Bend.
No time to be spent with the kids or the wife-
Just a typical day in a cowboy’s life.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-14-1999 06:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

And I thought my job was hard?! Another good one, Gunslinger!

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Ohme
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2 posted 11-14-1999 06:44 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

And do you have little white spots on your arms that are scars left from carrying coils of barbed wired to fix the fence? LOL

Yes, enjoyed the poem

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
moonmoon
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WOW...That sure did descriptive justice to a cowboy's day...(can you tell I am from TX?..*smile*)

Liked much..
Martie
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4 posted 11-14-1999 07:24 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I have nothing but admiration for the hard work and know-how that goes into this kind of life. I'm also a little envious, I always wanted to be a cowgirl myself. I think you paint a very true portrait with your poems Gunslinger--I enjoy reading your work immensely!
 
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